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I’ve got to eat more greens

I don’t know where my attention was diverted when my garden was taken over by greens, but it’s happened. Here you can see one bed of¬†spinach plants that are all huge and some of them are on the verge of … Continue reading

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Celery

Today I transplanted some celery to the bed nearest the kitchen in the hopes that we’ll get used to cutting a few celery leaves to add to many of our meals. I also moved a couple of spinach plants, mainly … Continue reading

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Winter Salad

I don’t normally think of winter as a good time for fresh salads, probably because I grew up in a cold-ish climate (Seattle). But looking at my garden, I have to conclude that this is THE time for eating garden … Continue reading

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Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli Harvest

Dinner tonight will be homemade pasta filled with spinach (from my garden) and ricotta. I started making fresh pasta a couple of years ago but found the rolling out just too much hassle. A month or so ago I bought … Continue reading

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Green Harvest

On Saturday I harvested greens from my garden to go into a quiche. The plan was to do a “before” and “after” photo showing the healthy greens and then the sumptuous quiche they became as it was pulled fresh from … Continue reading

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Winter Work

This morning Frank and I spent time in the garden. It was sunny and warm and drove us outdoors. Then the rains came (no doubt the plants loved it). It was a short shower but sort of dampened my enthusiasm. … Continue reading

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Planting out the seedlings

Today was a gorgeous day for working in the garden. Frank finished sifting the compost, creating 3 more wheelbarrows full of great potting mix/top dressing/soil enhancer. I went to work on planting out the seedlings in the beds I prepared … Continue reading

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Back in the garden

I’ve stayed out of the garden for a few weeks now. Mainly because of the weather. After those days in the 40s, everything suffered, wilted and much died. Add to that the fact that there’s been zero rain and gardening … Continue reading

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Leaf Mulch

I’ve never used mulch before. In my mind it’s useful to a) keep out weeds and b) keep in water. That’s it. Since I’m okay with weeding, that wiped out half the motivation. The water retention angle is noteworthy, especially … Continue reading

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First Tomato Harvest

Today we harvested 2 tomatoes off of 2 different plants. One is a cherry tomato off of the bushy plant. The other is a normal tomato. The plan is to eat them as is, no point is spoiling that first … Continue reading

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